Get the Look of This Tiny Parisian Kitchen That Balances Matte and Shiny

The material’s mirror-like effect also brings depth to the space and makes it feel larger, and the champagne-hued tone of the brass gives it “préciosité”—preciousness, she says. Keeping it streamlined are recessed light fixtures built into the underside of the upper cabinets, which have a metallic trim to match the polished brass. The three-sided niche created by the countertop, backsplash, and cabinet underside make “a soft and luminous way to reflect depth and light,” she explains.

The custom cabinetry curves around the corner to allow for even more storage space.

Emmanuelle successfully hid the bathroom behind the kitchen—one of her top priorities for the space. 

For the cabinets themselves, she opted for limestone-colored waxed concrete panels to create a matte backdrop that would allow the backsplash to (literally!) shine. The cabinet doors are simple and rectilinear but curve around a corner to create an L-shaped kitchen and optimize

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An interiors YouTuber made over her rental apartment into the millennial dream home on a budget

Rachel HosieJul 28, 2020, 16:15 IST

An interiors YouTuber made over her rental apartment into the millennial dream home on a budget
  • Alexandra Gater is an interiors YouTuber with 315,000 subscribers.
  • She specializes in making over millennials’ rental apartments (AKA small homes) on a budget, and one of her best projects is the Toronto home she’s lived in for the past 18 months.
  • Gater talked Insider through her apartment renovation, sharing helpful tips along the way, and the before and after photos are drastically different.
  • When she moved in, the apartment looked like a typical uninspiring rental, and Gater has turned it into a stylish millennial dream home.

This is Alexandra Gater, a 28-year-old interiors YouTuber who makes over millennials’ small, mostly rental, properties on a budget.

This is Alexandra Gater, a 28-year-old interiors YouTuber who makes over millennials' small, mostly rental, properties on a budget.
Lauren Kolyn

One of her best makeovers is, of

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